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states where this election will be won. the final push has president obama and governor romney fire storming seven critical states across the country in the hunt for 270 electoral votes. is argument -- >> unemployment is falling. manufacturing is coming back. >> the passion. this is an election about big things. about big choices. >> and the ground game. the critical effort to deliver key voting groups to the polls. this morning, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground. all important ohio. can romney win the white house without it? we'll ask the state republican governor, john casic. wisconsin governor scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john. analysis on what will tip the scales in this tight presidential race. from the round table, from msnbc, rachel maddow, new york times columnist david brooks, washington post columnist, former ceo of hewlett packard, carly. our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good morning on this sunday. as if it wasn't enough to have this
for them this final weekend before election day. >>> plus, the final details of what really happened on the 9/11 benghazi terror attack. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. a horrific week for the northeast and mid-atlantic states continues to unl fold. 94 people are confirmed dead in the u.s. from sandy. more than 4.5 million still don't have power, but that is down from a high of about 8 million. some of the biggest cries for help are coming from new york's statin island where the super storm has claimed at least 19 lives. among them, two little boys, brothers. a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. their bodies were found in a marsh on thursday. their mother's suv was washed out by rising waters during the hurricane. >>> people living on that island told nbc's ann curry, support has been far too slow in coming. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> we just want everyone to know that we are hurting down here and we need help immediately. >> fema teams did walk through statin island neighborhoods
report before the election. last month, it gave the president a boost. will the october number matter more? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "time" magazine's joe klein. the bbc's katty kay. cnbc's kelly evans. and "the washington post's" david ignatius. first up, we're staring down at the wind tunnel now but historic perfect political storm in the coming nine days of this campaign. and these closing days when we played out in mind games on both sides. the president saying he jist wants to hold on -- he just wants to hold on. >> what we have is a lead that we've maintained throughout this campaign. and we are going to just continue to drive home the message that there are two fundamentally different choices in this election. about where we take the country. chris: and he's on the air with a fear factor ad. >> 537. the number of votes that changed the course of american history. >> florida is too close to call. >> so this year, if you're thinking that your vote doesn't count, that it won't matter. well, back then, there were probably at least 537 people who felt
, the next big forecast right around the corner, the election day forecast. i'll have that coming up. >>> very important. bill, thanks so much. just 120 hours to go before election day. governor romney continues on the stump while president obama campaigns in three states today. >>> also keeping an eye on recovering from sandy. >>> plus, tea party favorite and former presidential candidate michele bachmann is fighting for her political life. those details next. you're watching "early today." >> announcer: brought to you by the makers of centrum men and women. have you taken the most complete multi-vitamitoday? >>> well, the campaign clock is ticking down, and with just about 120 hours to go until election day, the polls show the candidates are still neck in neck. nbc's tracie pots has all the details for us from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. the latest poll of the battleground states show a slight advantage for president obama, ahead by 6 in iowa, three in wisconsin, and just two, well within the margin of error in new hampshire. but this week he'
for a loop. both campaigns sent scrambling just nine days before the election. our teams in place, we're tracking this monster storm and nightly news begins now. >>> good evening. the evening is howling and just over my shoulder the broiling chesapeake bay showing the power of hurricane sandy that's tracking towards us far off the coast. but it's landfall that has scientists using megastorm, a surprising link up between two massive storms, impacting up to 60 mlion people. you have to see what it looks like from space to really appreciate the size of the storm. it's simply a swirling right mass up and down across. people are heeding the urgent warnings especially in coastal regions. tonight people are under mandatory evacuation orders. new york city city and philadelphia are also preparing to shut down mass transit. our team is spread all along the mid-atlantic coast with the latest on the storm and its impact. we want to begin with the weather channel's jim cantore on the tip of lower manhattan. >> reporter: where i'm standing in about 24 hours, there's a very good chance i'll be stan
72 hours away from the big election. president obama will be in prince william county, virginia later tonight for a star-studded rally. joining the president will be the former vice president or excuse me former president bill clinton and singer dave matthews at the jiffy lube live in bristow. president obama was supposed to visit prince william county on monday but rescheduled because of hurricane sandy. today is a busy one for the commander in chief. he'll also make stops in ohio, wisconsin, and iowa. meantime mitt romney is traveling all over the country to try and snag those last few undecided votes that may be out there. today he'll be in the battleground states of new hampshire, iowa, and colorado. he is also scheduled to travel to virginia. he is set to appear at george mason university for a rally on monday. his running mate paul ryan is racking up frequent flyer miles as well. he is scheduled to hit ohio, pennsylvania, virginia, and florida in the span of just eight hours today. >>> today is the last day for d.c. voters to cast their ballots before most people vote on tuesday
that voted for kasich in the election swung overwhelmingly in favor of the unions in the referendum. secondly again the auto rescue. which makes a big difference in that quadrant you talked about. which is whi working-class voters. and governor kasich dissed michigan, which i suppose is what you do when you're governor of ohio. michigan has had one of the biggest drops in unemployment. when obama took office, michigan was a messecause of the auto industry. they've had a huge drop of unemployment. even though they a little bit higher now than michigan. and i was struck that governor kasich suggested that everybody was for the auto rescue. no, they weren't. most republicans, with the exception by the way of president george w. bush who let it happen with actions he took, were against the auto rescue. so i don't understand, well i do understand, but people just don't want to take responsibility for where they stood on that issue. >> this was a question, carly about the auto bailout b. what role government direct government money would play in restructuring these companies. >> that's right. and w
. >> thank you, doug. >>> today new york city mayor michael bloomberg endorsed president obama for re-election. bloomberg cites the president's leadership on climate change. mitt romney visited virginia today, northern virginia bureau chief julie carey joins us with the countdown to election day. >> no surprise that both mitt romney and barack obama, final five day push for bring them to virginia. for romney, it was roanoke, the richmond area and virginia beach. the president returns to northern virginia to prince william county on saturday night. the factory floor of a window and door company in roanoke was one of three virginia stops for mitt romney, but none bring him to northern virginia this time around. romney took time to encourage donations to storm relief effort, the sharp criticism of his opponent was back as he mocked his proposal to have several agencies under a secretary of business. >> we don't need a secretary of business to understand business, we need a president who understands business, and i do. >> reporter: president obama tried to strike a balance. acknowledging how polit
on a few other states that they either hope or fear might alter the election calculation. it's that close. the nine swing states still matter most. mitt romney went to virginia, a swing state where the polls show the race tied, and made his closing argument. >> if the president were to be reelected, you'll see high levels of unemployment continue, and stalled wage growth. if any wage growth at all, like we've seen over the last few years. >> reporter: his new ad is positive. >> mitt romney understands business. knows how to create jobs. and get our economy moving. >> reporter: but the former governor's path to a win looks difficult. in today's nbc news marist poll, romney's down by 6% in iowa, closer in new hampshire and wisconsin. that's where air force one went today, green bay. president obama back on the trail after suspending campaigning for hurricane sandy. he made his closing argument. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. giving more power back to the biggest banks isn't change. leaving millions without health insurance isn't change
before tuesday's election. >> expect delays on metro this weekend. we'll show you which are closed for track work. good morning everyone. welcome to news 4 today. what a week it has been. >> we want to get started with this weekend's weather. it looks positive. >> here is storm 4 meteorologist chuck bell. >> good morning. a good saturday morning everybody. yes indeed. a week we would just as soon put in the record books for a while. we're still dealing with the impacts of super cyclone sandy. that brisk northwesterly wind that is still in place over the region is still courtesy of the storm though it is long gone, the effects remain, and that northwesterly wind is going to get you chilly first thing this morning. temperatures are only in the low to mid 40s right now across the area. good news is no rain drops showing up anywhere on storm team 4 doppler. here is your saturday forecast. cloudy and breezy and chilly for much of your saturday. temperatures aren't really going to move a whole lot. we're in the low to mid 40s now and will climb into the upper 40s and low 50s for a time l
. >>> much anticipated october jobs report comes out. the final jobs report before tuesday's election. the bureau of labor statistics considered there aing the release. the economy added about 114,000 jobs. the unemployment rate fell from 8.1% to 7.8%. >>> ohio, once again the focus of both candidates today. president obama will begin the day in hilliard and also campaign in springfield and lima before returning to the white house. the president will visit northern virginia tomorrow and hold a rally at jiffy lube along with former president bill clinton and singer dave matthews. and mitt romney will deliver his closing arguments for why voters should elect him. he'll hold rallies in columbus and cincinnati. no republican has ever lost in ohio and gone on to win the election. >>> in madryland, polling centes open from 8:00 until morning until 9:00 tonight. early voting was supposed to end yesterday, but it was extended due to hurricane sandy. >>> traffic backed up for miles at bridges. how new yorkers are dealing with the gridlock to get around the city. >>> the contingency plans being
. >>> souper storm sandy moves on, but the effects are affecting election plans. >>> the wizards struggled in their season opener. and how about some love for the resident lumber back? anncr: it's said that character is what we do... when we think no one is looking. mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> violence erupted in tunisia overnight when protesters attacked a police station. one of the protesters was killed and three officers injured. the hardline islamist group was protested the arrest of a man that was accused of attacking a police chief with a knife. the government has pledged a crackdown on violence since the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya last month. >>> president obama put his camp
of election day. we'll find out. hello, everybody. i'm jim adelaide. >> i'm pat lawson hughes. >>> the death toll, 49 killed in new york alone. >> there and along the eastern seaboard storm-ravaged areas are still waiting for relief today. jay gray is live in atlantic city with a look at the recovery now. jay? >> reporter: hey there, jim and pat. that relief's going to be a long time coming though we are getting a patch of sun in atlantic city. we want to get a look as they start the recovery. people coming down to get a picture of what's gone. they've never seen this area like this before. you can see the rubble piled up here. we've seen dozers working throughout the day. that's going to continue. as you come back across and work your way down across the beach we'll be able to show you that boardwalk that was here for so long. this is repair that's going to take -- i think people are starting to understand, getting over the shock of what sandy left behind and understanding that the recovery here is going to be difficult and not going to be weeks but months if not more than a year. there is
the election. i'm steve handelsman, news 4. >>> right now we're in the final hours of early voting in the state of maryland. tends at 9:00 tonight. and once again there are long lines at the sports and learning center in landover, where people are trying to cast their ballot. extra voting machines were added at this and other locations across the county. but people are still waiting hours on end. today our prince george's county bureau chief tracy wilkins learned that an important reason for the backlog is lack of space and those voting machines. we'll have more in a live report coming up in the next half hour. >>> it is not ye9 clear exactly how the aftermath of hurricane sandy will affect voter turnout next week. what is clear is that a big event scheduled for this weekend, the new york city marathon, has been canceled. nbc's jay gray is in atlantic city now with more on that breaking news and recovery from the storm efforts. jim? >> reporter: hey there, jim. yeah, after a couple of days of controversy mayor bloomberg reversing his decision and canceling the marathon late today, making sure a
's registered. so the thought of what's coming on election day has some worried. >> the facilities that we're using are not -- don't have the can passty th t capacity that we need to really conduct early voting. >> the state's formula for early voting coupled with limited space resulted in longer lines. she says don't expect the same thing for election day. with more polling police stations and machines, it woent be as long. >> we're looking at and have to make sure that we have enough yunts on election day. >> this is one side of the line and then it comes on here behind me and then at's the other side of the line. there's a longer wait once inside. now, prince george's county officials say this was their first time doing early voting during a presidential cycle and they've learned a lot. they'll be going to the state to see if they can make that happen. >> some new developments tonight in a brutal attack. police have just released a sketch of a man wanted f sexually assaulting a woman on the capital crescent trail. erica gonzalez joins us live. >> reporter: doreen, police have spent the
jobs report in hopes of a last-minute boost before election day. and the unemployment rate inched up a bit. just a teeny bit from 7.8 to 7.9. that's below the psychologically important threshold of 8%. employers added 171,000 workers to their payrolls last month, more than analysts had expected, and a sign of growth. experts say the jobless rate went up because more workers restarted their job hunts. that's another hopeful sign. >>> both candidates found talking points in this report, as you might suspect. president obama hailed the job growth as a sign the economy is moving in the right direction. he called it real progress but said there is more work to do. mr. obama has been campaigning in ohio all day but is heading back here to washington tonight. >>> mitt romney doesn't see it that way. he says the report indicates the economy is at a standstill. at a rally in wisconsin today, he told supporters mr. obama in his words never truly understood how jobs are created ithe economy. from wisconsin romney moved on to multiple campaign stops in ohio. analysts say he must win ohio to win
because it's a battleground state and could help decide the presidential election, but now with sandy approaching we're right in the path of the storm. virginia is under a state of emergency as residents get set to hunker down. this morning virginia's governor is here to talk about the preparations for this massive storm. >>> new york's governor has declared a state of emergency as well here in new york. sandy is packing sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. this is what we know. this is thenow. it's expected to hit somewhere along the delaware or new jersey coastline by early tuesday morning. this is a huge storm. in fact, it could bring tropical storm force winds across an 800-mile-wide stretch of the country from the east coast to the great lakes set to bring those strong winds, those torrential rains, even snow affecting up to 60 million people. we'll have live reports from all along the east coast in just a moment, lester. >>> and, jenna, then we will talk about battleground: virginia, one of the few states up for grabs. we'll examine why this once reliably republican stronghold
in battleground states as we inch closer to election day. this morning, the results of our new polling in the states that just might decide this election. >>> and, welcome erica. say hello to the newest member of the "today" family, my new co-anchor erica hill. we can't wait for her to get started today, saturday november 3rd, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012. with lester holt and erica hill. live from democracy plaza. >>> and a big good morning to everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt here on democracy plaza, our home for nbc's election coverage, all the way through tuesday. but i am right now pleased to welcome my new co-host erica hill. great to have you here. before we get started, there is a bit of a tradition we like to do to welcome you folks. jeff, please. >> and erica hill. >> that has a nice ring to it. i'm not going to lie. >> when you heard the -- your heart beats. >> it's true, that music. someone asked me what are you most liking forward to in that first day? i said one of the things i'm really excit
is campaigning in virginia just five days ahead of election day. the republican nominee was joined by george allen this morning in roanoke. romney will visit richmond and virginia beach. he told supporters this country cannot afford four more years of president obama's policies. >> do you want four more years when earnings are going down? >> no! >> how about four more years of gridlock in waington? >> no! >> there's no question in my view that we really can't have four more years like the last four. i know that the obama folks are chanting four more years, four more years. our chant is this, five more days. five more days. >> five more days until election day. romney was supposed to campaign in virginia sunday. he canceled the events ahead of sandy. president obama will campaign alongside president clinton and dave matthews. the president is back on the campaign trail today. he's on his way to wisconsin as we speak. he'll visit nevada and colorado today. the president took a three-daybreak from campaigning to oversee the government's response to hurricane sandy. part of the presentation will
guys. >> thank you, tom. >>> it's now 4:13. coming up, today marks exactly one week until election day. next the impact sandy is having on the race for president and early voting in our area. >>> and caught on camera. sandy causes an explosion in new york city. >>> we're looking at live pictures from ocean city, where we have seen a lot of damage. >> that's times square. >> that is not ocean city. that is times square. and new york really bore the brunt of sandy. apparently, the subway system flooded there. a lot of fires have been sparked by damage from the storm, and it's going to be days and weeks before the mess there and the damage is cleaned up. >> the power, obviously, in mid town at least still on in times square, but bare streets. that's going to be the case in new york as it is in a lot of places along the eastern seaboard. we are out along the virginia, d.c. area assessing the damage. >> megan mcgrath is live where a massive tree fell onto a house. megan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, eun. it actually didn't fall on the house. it fell in between two houses.
, october jobs report comes out. four days before the election, the bureau of labor statistics announced earlier this week it will release numbers as scheduled. it considering delaying release, and the economy added 114,000 jobs, and unemployment rate fell from . % to 7.8%. >>> president obama will be in ohio when the jobs report comes out. the president will spend most of the day in the buckeye state prosecute returning to the white house tonight. the president returned to the campaign trail yesterday, visiting wisconsin, colorado and nevada. and those are his first events since sandy struck. mitt romney will spend part of today in ohio. he will start the day in wisconsin. he'll deliver what aides call his closing argument. from there, he heads to ohio and rallies in columbus, and cincinnati. >>> today, your last chance to vote early in maryland. polling centers open from 8:00 this morning until 9:00 tonight. early voting was supposed to end earlier this week. it was extended through earlier today since polling centers were closed monday and tuesday. vote early through tomorrow in the d
of sun, mid-30s in the morning, mid-50s in the afternoon. chilly next week. good weather for election day. wednesday is when we may have a coastal storm, not as powerful as sandy. a coast aloe developing that gives rain, wind and wet snow on wednesday. still too early to say about the timing and how much and all of that. stay tuned. we'll keep you posted. >> is that coming up from the gulf? >> no, developing off the air lie thats, moving up the coast. >> thank you. >> that region doesn't need anymore. >> we are going to check on traffic. >> still thumbs down? >> not overall. things are looking good. the beltway, the outer loop at i-66, the right lane blocked there. speaking of 66, eastbound to the beltway, from nutley, you are seeing most of your congestion as you get closer to the beltway. you are under speed at 35 miles per hour. the drive will take 17 minutes. back to you both. >> thanks. >> it's 11:22 now. still ahead, what you would do if you were president. >> plus, stem cells from blood. how it could help children with autism. auti[ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney wo
on some other states that they either hope or fear might alter the election calculation. it's that close. but the nine swing states still matter most. mitt romney went to virginia, a swing state where the polls show the race tied, and made his closing argument. >> if the president were to be reelected, you're going to see high levels of unemployment continue, and stalled wage growth. if any wage growth at all, just like we've seefr over the last four years. >> reporter: his new ad is positive. >> mitt romney understands business, knows how to create jobs and get our economy moving. >> reporter: but the former governor's path to a win looks difficult. in today's nbc news marist poll, romney's down by 6% in ohio, closer in new hampshire and wisconsin. that's where air force one went today, green bay. president obama back on the trail after suspending campaigning for hurricane sandy. he made his closing argument. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. giving more power back to the biggest banks isn't change, leaving millions without health ins
's county. the reason, a postal coding order. maryland's board of elections resent those ballots. so even if you got two, you only siened in one. because only one will count. do you think a lot of maryland voters are likely to be confused this year? are you confused? >> well, they could be. we talk so much about voter suppression and voter shenanigans and both sides are arguing who should and shouldn't vote. this is a clear-cut bureaucratic mistake. they sent the wrong things out. you would hope with enough information and enough discussion people will know what to do. yeah, there will be some people who will be confused. >> i think confusion definitely. my point here, pat, is the fact that it's been a year, most likely these people started this whole process, knowing the type of election they were going to have in november 2012. knowing there's a high, intense presidential race along with all of the referendums you have in maryland. it seems to me the maryland board of elections should have had its act together a year ago so you wouldn't have this keepd of confusion. yes, there's going t
about the impact on the election, i'm worried about the impact on the election, the impact on the first responders, on the economy, and on transportation. you know, the election will -- take care of itself. >> reporter: the reality is, we have got 8 calendar days left before the election, but the president has cancelled all campaign events tonight. and two more campaign events tomorrow. governor romney also cancelled his campaign events tonight. and cancelled alvl the events tomorrow. so we only have at best, six campaign days left, assuming they get back on the trail weapons. >> all right, chuck todd, reporting on the race. thanks, we'll take another break and be back with the latest on this storm. medicare prescription drug plan. ♪ with a low national plan premium... ♪ ...and copays as low as one dollar... ♪ ...saving on your medicare prescriptions is easy. ♪ so you're free to focus on the things that really matter. call humana at 1-800-808-4003. or go to walmart.com for details. get coricidin hbp. the number one pharmacist recommended cold brand designed for people with high
an effect on the obama and romney campaigns. just ten days until the election. it could have a big effect on early voting in several swing states and already both campaigns have cancelled or rescheduled events to get out of the way of the storm. we've got both campaigns covered. we want to begin with kristen welker traveling with the president in new hampshire. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. president obama is facing a big challenge. he's got to juggle campaigning in the final days with managing a potentially devastating storm. now this hurricane has already impacted his schedule to some extent. he was able to make a stop here in new hampshire. this is a small state that carries a lot of significance. president obama trying to get ahead of hurricane sandy which could diminish his campaign schedule this week. today he visited new hampshire, a state with only four electoral votes, but with the race deadlocked, the president can't afford to leave anything to chance. >> ten days, new hampshire! ten days. >> reporter: the president didn't mention the hurricane in his remarks.
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to you, believe it or not we are less than 100 hours away from election day. there will be a rally here in virginia beach, he was joined by the man who is trying to unseat president obama, who tonight is campaigning out west. bounding down the steps of air force one in wisconsin, president obama today tried to make up for lost time with swing voters, returning to the campaign trail, adopting an inclusive tone. >> when disaster strikes, we see america at its best, there are no democrats or republicans during a storm, they are just fellow americans. >> reporter: launching a frantic five-day battleground tour, mr. obama hammered his opponent as a candidate who can't be trusted. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up all these same policies that failed our country so badly. >> reporter: charging into virginia, mitt romney, who softened his attack during the wake of superstorm sandy, had more to say. >> you will see high levels of unemployment continue and stalled wage growth, if any at all. >> reporter: and mr. romney mocked mr. obama for this proposal h
october jobs report comes out. final jobs report before tuesday's election, the bureau of labor statistics considered delaying the report because of hurricane sandy. the economy added 114,000 jobs, unemployment fell to 7.8%. >> president obama, in highway when the jobs report comes out. the president will spend most of the day in the buckeye state. he'll speak to smaller crowds today and hold much larger ral es over the weekend. the president will hold a rally at jiffy lube alongside former president clinton and singer dave matthews. >>> the republican presidential nominee will start the day in wisconsin, and deliver hiss closing argument. from there, he heads to ohio and rallies in suburbs of columbus and cincinnati. romney, campaigned across virginia yesterday. >>> nine more people diagnosed with fungal meningitis in an outbreak linked to tainted steroids injections, the center for disease control says almost 4 million cases reported in 19 states. the agency also dropped the death toll from the outbreak from 29 to 28, noting that virginia is reporting two deaths instead of three. one per
'm extraordinarily disappointed in elected officials who decide to tell people to directly contravene an order from the governor. that's going to cost people significa significantly. >> i can tell you, said on a number of occasions, both in the electronic immediate why and print media residents should heeded clarion call and get out of the city. we said it repeatedly and consistently. >> what lessons were learned from sandy? >> well, again, you can never be too prepared, and the other side of that coin is no matter how prepared you, are you're always going to get thrown a curveball, so the best thing that you can do is to stay prayerful, stay diligent and try to do better than you did this time the next time. >> and long-term challenges? >> to rebuild this boardwalk and other parts of the city and make it bigger and better than it was before. >> and savannah, what's amazing is all those scenes of streets under water, well, 24 hours later there's almost no flooding here. the waters have receded, and the cleanup is now under way, even as we're speaking. >> what a job it is, al roker in atlantic city,
the election to take advantage of the opportunity. >>> and one of the moist anticipated races on d.c. streets, it's the annual high >>> hurricane sandy forced a temporary delay in the presidential campaign. but with only five days to go now, things are back in full swing. tonight president oba made his last stop of the evening in boulder, colorado, after hitting wisconsin and nevada today. the president says voters have a clear choice between two fundamentally versions of america. >> mitt romney made three stops in virginia today. he finished with a rally in virginia beach. romney promised to work with democrats if elected. he says it is crucial to work with both sides of congress. >> tomorrow is the last day for early voting in maryland, long lines continue to polling places in prince george's and mont comy counties. according to the "baltimore sun" more than 267,000 maryland residents have voted early so far. that's nearly 50,000 more than in 2010. >> this summer president obama offered undocumented immigrants to live and work without the fear of foration. but months later, only a fraction
with the elected officials of frederick. there's been evacuations door-to-door. the water came up high there. it's going to stay high there and be another high tide later on tonight at 11:00 p.m. many of you recall the event we have been working. we just got off the phone with officials. they are going door-to-door in the summer's cove area checking on people that had shelter in place overnight oftentimes on the second floor while four feet of water was on the first floor. it's going to be a long haul operation. many people will not be able to return to their homes. we are going to be down there working with neighbors there helping with relocation and helping people get back on their foot for awhile to come. in howard county, we are informed they have identified the source of the outage to the waste water treatment plant whose by pass had to kick in. you have seen that reported widely. they hope to have positive news on restoration of power to that howard county plant. we have been on the phone with county executives there and with the officials from bge. 90% of what that plant is discharging in
to survey hurricane damage in new jersey. six days before the election, still no campaigning. mitt romney campaigned in tampa. sympathizing with the victims of sandy. >> the kind of trauma you've experienced here in florida more than once, and it's interesting to see how people come together. >> reporter: he pivoted to the election. >> now people coming together is also what is going to happen on november 7. >> reporter: the raice in floria is closer. but in ohio, it's still a five-point obama advantage in the most important state. and in new jersey, the president got a boost that could help him in all the swing states. a warm greeting and more praise for the federal storm response from republican governor chris christie, who has campaigned all year for mitt romney against barack obama until the hurricane. >> the message that he's sending voters is obama is doing a good job. he's not a scary socialist personal and can be trusted. >> reporter: better than any speech or tv ad, to lead in a crisis and have political opponents offer praise. but that sword is double edged. and if fema stumbles
issue remaining, the u.s. economy, the final jobs report before election day came out today. employers added 171,000 jobs to their payrolls in october, better than the experts expected. unemployment rate ticked up to 8.79% as people actively looked for work, not surprisingly with four days to go, both sides are actively spinning the numbers in their own direction, peter alexander from westchester, ohio, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you with a quick hat to kid rock struming the guitar on the stage, both sides say the job numbers back up their case, both the president and mitt romney spending much of their day here in the state of ohio, how important is the buckeye state? so important that between the two of them they will be here five more times over the next three days. charging into the campaign's final weekend, each candidate tried to frame the latest unemployment reports to his advantage, as either a sign of economic progress. >> this morning, we learned that companies hired more people in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: or stalle
large over election day. >>> and walk this way. new yorkers in need of a lift are about to get one on our plaza. the countdown has begun for aerosmith's first ever morning show concert today, friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this has been a hard week around here, but it's nice to have something to smile about this morning. aerosmith here on the plaza. >> a confession, i walked outside a second ago as they were rehearsing to see steve tyler behind a microphotograph and joe perry walking up and down the stage. this is just a destruction. the death toll from sandy has risen to more than 90 people. there's a lot of talk about the situation in new york's staten island. it was very hard hit. now some residents there are complaining they have been largely ignored by emergency officials. we'll get a live report from there straight ahead. >> meanwhile, gas is
is mary smith-johnson. i am toni's baby sister that has chosen to have an elective double mastectomy to be preventative. >> i'm toni's first cousin. i was diagnosed with breast cancer in july of 2004. >> one family, two generations, seven women. their lives forever changed by breast cancer. carla's mother lena the first to lose her battle to the disease 32 years ago. >> the hardest moment was when i found out that i had it. and i was wondering why. because of losing my mother when i was 7. >> there have been three positive diagnoses in this family. >> my eldest sister has already had a double mastectomy and a breast reconstruction. she and my mom went in on the same day. >> reporter: earlier this year, another devastating diagnosis. triple negative breast cancer found in toni's mom connie. >> it grows very quickly. this is a particular type of cancer which in young african-american women is often lethal. >> reporter: it's why carla fears for her 16-year-old daughter epiphany. >> reporter: i'm very worried for my daughter. >> i see them as survivors. so if they can do it, i can do it,
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of snow dumped on that state. the republican was running for a seat in the house delegate. the election board says it is too late to remove his name from the ballot. if he receives most of the votes, governor earl tomlin will appoint a delegate if a pool of people offered by the state gop. >>> we just keep getting more and more amazing video that shows the dangerous conditions when hurricane sandy hit. you can see three homes here engulfed in flames. this is in greenwich, connecticut. firefighters say the strong winds and the threat of rising water prevented them from battling this blaze monday night. the first responders evacuated people inside their homes. no word if anyone was hurt. >>> and take a good look at this police sketch. investigators believe this man shot and killed a wife and mother as she and her husband walked their dog. the shooting happened late friday. the husband was also shot. he is expected to survive, though. police are now offering a $15,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. >>> this morning, students at a local high school are grieving the loss of
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that there could be some massive power outages. and the coming election isn't immune to mother nature. sandy already has both presidential campaigns rescheduling or rethinking some of their planned campaign stops. mitt romney is canceling his sunday night rally in virginia beach. he still plans to keep two other stops in the state earlier in the day one of which will be at battlefield high school in high market and a stop by president obama in prince william county on monday with former president bill clinton may also be in jeopardy because of the storm. the campaign says they will monitor the storm to decide whether or not to reschedule. meanwhile mitt romney's wife ann is already in the area holding a rally in mclean as we speak. she will be in south writing at noon. >>> first lady michelle obama is back in washington this morning after experiencing flight problems last night. the first lady's plane was delayed in las vegas where she was doing campaigning there yesterday. the aircraft was held up for about three hours because of mechanical problems. there is no word on what exactly those p
the election l sas well, which is j eight days away. president obama has cancelled campaign events in virginia and ohio to monitor the storm here from washington. he has also cancelled an appearance tomorrow here in colorado. mitt romney scrapped plans to spend yesterday in virginia. instead, he joined running mate paul ryan in ohio. the republican presidential nominee campaigning again today in ohio. he'll stop in iowa and wisconsin after that. the storm has also put early voting in maryland on hold. those hoping to cast their ballots before next week's election will have to wait at least a day as governor o'malley cancelled all early voting. early voting started on saturday. a lot of people lined up to get it done before the storm. voting was supposed to end on thursday, but it may be extended. complete coverage of hurricane sandy on our website, nbcwashington. nbcwashington.com. while you are online, you can sign up with breaking news and weather alerts. >>> new this morning, a woman faces charges accused of falsely reporting her car was stolen with her three young children inside, triggeri
. just six days until the election. and there are new polls that show the presidential race in a dead heat. a cnn poll finds mitt romney holding a slight lead over president obama, 48-47%. while a new gallop poll shows a majority of americans think president obama will win reelection. >> hundreds of voters waited in the dark and the cold tonight to help decide the presidential race and weigh in on three big issues in maryland. early voting resumes in maryland after sandy. lines wrapped around buildings this afternoon. some people waited three hours to vote. early voting in maryland will be extended until friday and polling places will stay open until 9:00 p.m. >> coming up tonight, a traffic nightmare up in new york as they struggle to get back to a normal day after the hurricane. >> one man wanted for three attacks in our area. >> heightened police presence this halloween. we are live as super heroes and goblins are on the streets of georgetown. >>> investigators are looking for 25-year-old lawrence stuart, ii. he is suspected of throwing homemade pipe bombs into three different hous
. the labor statistic say the jobs reports release on time on schedule. it's the last within before election day. concerns it would get pushed back because of the two-day federal shutdown we all experienced. back to you. have a great day. >> good to see you, again. >> with all we have been through this week, a lot of folks may have forgotten it's halloween. your kids are not going to let you forget it. a lot of folks in georgetown have not forgotten. you have a few hours to get a costume together if you don't have one yet. andrea joins us this morning with ideas and to tell us about what's going on with halloween this year. we thought it was going to be lost. >> yeah, we thought so, too. yesterday, we had power so we were opened. we were going to close at 6:00, stayed open until 9:00. >> we understand this year, 41 million kids between 5 and 14 are expected to go trick or treating. maybe it will be later in the day. what are some of the popular costumes? tv shows have a lot to do with it. >> tv shows are huge. the walki ining dead series whee have zombies. we have a zombie make-up kit. grim
getting it, you're wondering when is our turn. the election has taken a back seat to this whole thing for most people. there's a little girl, she was in the back of her car and her mom had the radio on and it was all politics and she couldn't stand it, this 4-year-old was screaming uncle. watch her. >> uncle, uncle! i'm tired of obama and mitt romney. >> what's why you're crying? oh, it will be over soon, abby, okay? >> the election will be over soon, okay? >> okay. >> she called it bronco bama. >> she's an independent. i feel like she does. >> apparently they were listening to npr at the time and the people went to her house and apologized with a t-shirt. they said they were sorry. and there's another picture of her like with her t-shirt. >> well, there's good news if you do have power, you can watch a horr flick because that can lead to weight loss. so if you're trying to find something to do that's positive at home. >> get this. if you're sitting watching a horror movie, it is the equivalent of the calories you would burn if you walked for half an hour. >> and one of them is the mo
storm. he said he's more concerned about sandy's impact right now than about next week's election. mitt romney is also'skrai scrap his campaign events. they'll hold storm relief events instead. their campaign is not saying what those events involve. yesterday romney asked supporters at his rallies to donate to the red cross. >>> and many area residents not able to vote because of what happened with sandy. governor martin o'malley ordered early voting in the state to close for a second day. the d.c. board of elections postponed voting in the dribllingt as well. >>> some new video this morning. want to take a look at this dramatic video of a power substation explosion. you see it right there in new york city. you can see what appears to be two blasts at the con edison substation in lower manhattan. that's the power company there in new york. this actually knocked out power for about 20 blocks around. even the con edison offices were running on generators as a result of this. in all, more than 230,000 people in manhattan have no electricity at this hour. con ed says this is one of the five
of the destruction in new jersey. and with the election just five days away, new polls show the president and governor romney are locked in tight races in several battleground states. chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning. >> good morning, matt. well, look, the president has set his final schedule for the next five days. and in four of the next five days, he will stop off in the state of ohio. his final rally will be in des moines, iowa, where he'll be joined by the first lady. >> reporter: fresh off his visit to the storm-ravaged new jersey shore, president obama returns to the campaign trail today. on wednesday, the president's focus, though, was all sandy. spending four hours surveying hurricane damage with new jersey's republican governor chris christie. with less than a week to go until the election, the two leaders were an unlikely combination. practically inseparable, comforting victims in shelters and on the storm-ravaged streets. later at a press conference, the president and governor, the gop's convention keynote speaker
, the arrival of the storm is disrupting the electi election. >>> a live look at ocean city, maryland, where the wind and waves are picking up as sandy makes its left turn. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news 4 today" on this monday, october 29th. that left turn is always a bad thing. >>> government, schools, and even transportation systems are all closed this morning as sandy bears down. that includes the federal government. all nonessential personnel are being told to stay home. most major local governments are also closed in maryland, virginia, and in the district. >> it may also be hard to get around. metro, train, and bus service shut down for the first time since 2003. marc and vre also closed down today. and amtrak service in the northeast corridor, not happening today. >> and students can sleep in this morning as well. all major public school systems in the d.c. and virginia areas are closed along with most private schools. you can find a complete list of school and business closings running at the bottom of your screen and online. >>
election is not immune to mother nature. sandy has both campaigns rescheduling or rethinking some of their campaign stops. mitt romney is canceling his sunday night rally in virginia beach and still plans to keep two other stops in the state earlier in the day, one of which is at battlefield high school in haymarket. a stop by president obama in prince william county monday with former president bill clinton may also be in jeopardy. the campaign says they will monitor the storm to decide whether to reschedule. >>> first lady michelle obama is back in washington this morning after experiencing some flight problems last night. the first lady's plane was delayed in las vegas where she was doing some campaigning there yesterday. the aircraft was held up for about three hours because of mechanical problems. there is no word on what exactly those problems were but the flight eventually took off around midnight eastern time. >>> senate majority leader harry reid is out of a nevada hospital this morning. he suffered minor head and rib injuries after a chain reaction crash on a las vegas i
expected it to be this crowded. >> not discouraged. wait it out. >> reporter: the d.c. board of elections officials said if the storm knocks out power, backup generators would be used to pouber machines that empower the people. >> i don't care how long the line is. we're here. we're going to vote. >> reporter: derrick ward, news 4. >>> lines were long in maryland today, too. hundreds lined up at the sports and learning complex in prince georges county. a similar situation in oxon hill, maryland, where lines wrap around the public library. some people say they waited for as long as four hours to cast their ballot. most people that we talked to said they expected to wait several hours to vote. they didn't mind. >>> both presidential campaigns are cancelling events to make sure that emergency responders can deal with sandy. mitt romney cancelled all of his sunday campaign stops in virginia. he's going to ohio instead. president obama hasn't scratched any events yet, but air force one is changing its flight schedule, and vice president biden cancelled a sunday stop in virginia beach. >>> stil
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